The Communications and Training Committee, a standing committee of the National Executive, is responsible for maintaining the UNDE Education Program. There are currently thirteen modules available, delivered by trained union facilitators. Locals, in conjunction with their regional Vice-President, identify the needs of the membership and choose modules accordingly.
UNDE Modules available (updated February 2010)
Membership training is available through UNDE and the PSAC. PSAC Learning Activities can be used by UNDE facilitators to deliver training that is relevant to all union members. UNDE's use of the PSAC Learning Activities does not negate the membership's right to apply for training through the PSAC Regional Offices. The following list highlights some of the training available from UNDE and the PSAC. For additional information, you can contact your UNDE Vice-President.
STEWARD ADVANCED TRAINING PROGRAM (SATP) (4 DAYS)
The SATP is a non-residence program for functioning Local Stewards. The emphasis is on skill development - how to effectively recruit new members and encourage them to become active; how to keep members informed and interested in the Alliance; how to organize members for workplace action; and how to thoroughly investigate problems and competently represent members on grievances.
HEALTH AND SAFETY TRAINING
HARASSMENT AWARENESS TRAINING (HAT)
A one-day information session that looks at discriminatory behaviour and its relationship to harassment in the workplace. We also look at legal remedies and preventative measures.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT: WHAT HARM DONE?
This weekend course brings together Alliance women to further their understanding of what constitutes sexual harassment and the conditions that make people vulnerable to this type of behaviour. Participants develop both individual and collective strategies for effectively dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace. (For women only)
FIGHTING DISCRIMINATION COURSE
This is an action-oriented course designed to prepare you to defend human rights. You will be made aware of the nature and impact of discrimination and learn how to use the Canadian Human Rights Act and your collective agreement to promote human rights in the workplace.
MEN AND WOMEN TALKING: A VISION OF EQUALITY
This course provides the opportunity for you as an Alliance member to discuss and explore equality issues such as systemic discrimination, affirmative action, and sexual harassment. It will encourage you to work collectively within the union to advance women's equality both in the workplace and in society at large.
HUMAN RIGHTS TRAINING PROGRAM (HRTP) (5 DAYS)
The course is designed for union members interested in developing their skills, knowledge and attitudes to become human rights activists in their union, workplace and community.
Following the course, participants will be able to develop basic strategies and identify appropriate union and community resources to respond to discrimination, harassment and inequities in the workplace and in the union; develop a plan to apply the learning from the course to their work setting, union and community; and, network and work collaboratively with other human rights activists in the union/community and to share information and resources in their union and in their region.
Members who apply for this course must be supportive of PSAC policy statements on human rights, employment equity for persons with disabilities, sexual orientation, equal opportunities, and the provision of alternative formats for members with disabilities.
RETURN TO WORK - to follow
DUTY TO ACCOMMODATE - to follow
CONVENTION PROCEDURES SEMINAR
This course has been developed to answer the needs of our members. Its objectives are to develop a clear understanding of the purpose of a Convention, to develop a knowledge of the conduct of a Convention, to increase knowledge of Convention Rules of Order and develop abilities in their usage, and to develop an understanding of their role as delegates or observers and to improve their abilities to carry out the responsibilities.